Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 6:50 p.m.
Domestic violence location
Metro Police arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday in connection with a domestic violence incident that galvanized SWAT unit involvement outside an apartment complex in the northwest Las Vegas Valley.
Jonathan Brandon was arrested and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon-domestic violence; battery domestic violence and bench warrants.
Brandon’s arrest follows an early-morning incident at an apartment complex near Rancho Drive and Gowan Road, police said.
Officers were called to the 3700 block of Snorkel Circle when a taxi driver and apartment neighbors witnessed a violent domestic argument around 7 a.m. between a man and a woman, police said.
Witnesses told police that the woman was preparing to the leave the man and that she began packing her belongings into the taxi she called.
Brandon is suspected of revealing a handgun to the taxi driver and preventing the woman from leaving, police said.
The driver then fled the scene and could hear the woman screaming for help as she was forced back into the apartment, police said.
SWAT and Metro negotiators were called to the apartment, which was later determined to be unoccupied, police said.
Later in the day the two were found on foot in the vicinity of the apartment, police said. Brandon was booked into at Clark County Detention Center.
Anyone with information about this event can call Metro’s domestic violence detail at 828-4451or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 to remain anonymous.